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Historical Events In 1944

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Dec 09   On this day in history laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), dies at 28  

Dec 10   In the year 1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis  

Dec 11   In the year 1944 surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed  

Dec 12   In the year 1944 three Evacuation Squadrons (VE) were established in the Pacific from Air Sea Rescue Squadron  

Dec 13   Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138 on this day in history.  

Dec 13   On this day in history lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34  

Dec 14   In the year 1944 begin(ning) Liese-Aktion: werving of labor force for Germany  

Dec 14   In the year 1944 congress establishes rank of General of the Army (5-star general)  

Dec 15   In the year 1944 a single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller vanishes over the English Channel while en route to Paris.  

Dec 15   On this day in history bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel  

Dec 15   In the year 1944 glenn Miller presumed dead after his plane disappeared over the English Channel  

Dec 15   Glenn Miller, US band leader/jazz composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

Dec 16   In the year 1944 battle of Bulge begins in Belgium  

Dec 16   Battle of the Bulge begins in Belgium in the year 1944.  

Dec 16   Germans begin Battle of the Bulge to strike back at U.S. troops on this day in history.  

Dec 16   Glenn Miller, US jazz composer/orch leader (Danny boy), dies at 40 in the year 1944.  

Dec 16   In the year 1944 the Battle of the Bulge begins in WWII as Germany launches a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces in Belgium.  

Dec 17   Green Bay Packers win NFL championship on this day in history.  

Dec 17   Japanese-Americans released from detention camps in the year 1944.  

Dec 17   On this day in history pieter A Roodenburgh, student/resistance fighter, dies at 26  

Dec 17   US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast in the year 1944.  

Dec 18   Destroyers "Hull," "Spence" & "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Philippines) on this day in history.  

Dec 18   In the year 1944 destroyers "Hull," "Spence" and "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Phillippines)  

Dec 20   Abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!) in the year 1944.  

Dec 21   Cards' Marty Marion wins NL MVP on this day in history.  

Dec 22   Antoine Mariotte, composer, dies on 69th birthday in the year 1944.  

Dec 22   Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium in the year 1944.  

Dec 23   Beginning of harsh winter on this day in history.  

Dec 23   HMCS Clayoquot (Minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax in the year 1944.  

Dec 24   Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Dec 25   On this day in history canadian Army captures Adriatic coast city of Ravenna, Italy  

Dec 26   Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1944

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1944 birth of peter Eotvos, composer  

Jan 02   Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of david Atherton, English conductor  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 birth of tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]  

Famous Deaths In 1944

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder  

Jan 05   Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80 in the year 1944.  

Jan 06   Ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed died on this day in history.  

Jan 08   William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878) died on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1944 galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies  

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